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Old 11-02-2010, 04:22 AM   #1
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Post is my water ready??

hello there, i was testing my saltwater tanks water today after starting a cycle about 2 weeks ago.

my water tested at a ph of 8.2 , ammonia 0.25 ppm , nitrite 0ppm, nitrate 0ppm, and salinity of 1.028.

i personally think that the water is not ready but i thought i'd ask to get other peoples opinions.

the fish that i am planning on getting for the tank are 2 clownfish.


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Old 11-02-2010, 04:48 AM   #2
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im not sure about this...but as long as u have ammonia,i believe its stil in cycle...this is what bro thincat told me....sory if im wrong.....

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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Did you nitrite ever go up? In a typical cycle, after the ammonia peaks and starts to come down, the nitrites go up and then come down. Your water isn't ready yet.

Read our articles section on cycling a SW tank so you'll know more about what you've been thru and what should be coming.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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If you have any ammonia the answer is NO.
What did you do to start your cycle?
And as Ray asked, did you ever see the spike/drop for ammonia and nitrite?

If not, then step one is to START the cycle process on your tank.
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